Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Veins, Ventricles, Arteries, Oh my!

Are you a future cardiologist or cardiothoracic surgeon? If so, the following terms will just slip off your tongue... Today we got to cut through the heart, see the valves (amazing!), cut through the veins and arteries, saw through the rib and clavicle. A little gruesome, but an incredible learning experience. I now give you permission to quiz me on any of the following terms:

Left subclavian vein
Phrenic nerve
Thoracic duct
Coronary sinus
Atrioventricular Node
Mitral valve
Right internal jugular vein
Left common corotid
Great cardiac vein
Atrial appendage
Papillary muscles
Hemiazygous nerve
Brachiocephalic Trunk
Tricuspid valve

It's like learning a new language! I love anatomy.

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